First quota of Sinovac jabs fully booked

Local | Angel Kwan 24 Feb 2021

(From First quota of Sinovac jabs snapped up)

People also reported system jamming, with some landing on "error" pages after they had waited a long time.

They were the sort of problems referred to by Nip.

On the Central Library opening for selected people from priority groups to be vaccinated yesterday as a trial run, Nip said: "In the first 40 minutes of registration the system was jammed, but the problem was solved and then ran smoothly."

Police chief Chris Tang Ping-keung and 19 officers went there to be inoculated. "I'm delighted to take the jab," he said.

"I think it will offer protection for our colleagues, who will feel more secure during operations."

A ward manager at Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Leung, said: "We hope with more inoculations we can be immune, which will reduce chances of contracting Covid and alleviate pressure."

An elderly citizen, Wu, remarked: "I'm Chinese. I should uphold my duty and try out the vaccine for the nation."

A Mr Cheung who works in Hong Kong and lives in Shenzhen missed the registration but hoped for success soon.

"I won't be among the first ones to benefit from the vaccination if they announce quarantine-free travel for the inoculated," he said.

"I haven't returned to my Shenzhen home more than a year."

Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, who received the Sinovac shot on Monday, said yesterday she and her principal officials did not experience any adverse reactions.

"I feel very good," she said. "I don't even feel pain around the injection area."

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